Conti/Schaeffler EU Ruling Due Tomorrow
Continental AG shares rose to one-month high as the stock market speculated that European regulators will give the Schaeffler Group takeover bid the green-light tomorrow. Bloomberg reported that Conti stock surged 19 per cent to 42.70 euros during the day’s trading.
Meanwhile dormant tensions in the seemingly inharmonious takeover appear to be mounting again following newspaper reports that Schaeffler is planning to force out Hubertus von Gruenberg. Continental’s supervisory board chairman. According to Handelsblatt, “Von Gruenberg wants to establish a ‘leading role’ for Continental within the merged company, an effort that Schaeffler CEO Juergen Geissinger is attempting to thwart.”